Dr. Charanjit Singh is an Indian politician and doctor who gained to prominence after defeating three-time MLA Charanjit Singh Channi in the 2022 State Legislative Assembly Elections from Chamkaur Sahib.
Dr. Charanjit Singh was born in 1962, (age 62 years; as of 2022) in Punjab, India. He attended Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh to earn a post graduate degree in Ophthalmology.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Not much Information is available about his family. His wife is also a doctor by profession.
Dr. Charanjit Singh is an ophthalmologist and the Doctors’ Wing’s state vice-president (Punjab). While pursuing his medical practices, he also joined politics in order to work for human welfare. Initially, he became a member of Indian National Congress and he was the secretary of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC). Dr. Charanjit Singh was associated with the SC wing of Congress for many years. Later, he joined . In 2017, Dr Singh ran against Channi, but was defeated by 12,308 votes. In the 2017 state assembly elections, Dr Singh received 34% of the overall vote, while Channi received 42% of the vote. Dr. Singh, an ophthalmologist, struck a chord with the voters. He raised the subject of illegal mining, the ‘goonda’ tax, and widespread “corruption” among Congress employees, among other topics.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister, personally campaigned for him. Charanjit Singh was quite vocal on the problem of illicit mining in Rupnagar district, as well as the imposition of goonda tax purportedly by some Congress workers. This is also regarded to be one of the key reasons for Charanjit Singh Channi’s defeat in his strongest fort. During a media intearction, when asked about hgis competition with Channi, he replied,
Channi will lose from both seats as he has been exposed in illegal mining and other acts of omission of commission. He is misusing his post for business. I am the real ‘aam aadmi’. CM Channi is living a lavish life. I have served the community and remained in the area even after losing the election. I never indulged in any wrongdoing such as illegal sand mining, etc.”
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